Hartson receives positive news

LONDON - Former Wales, Arsenal, West Ham and Celtic striker John Hartson has thanked fans for their support after getting positive news about his battle against cancer.

Hartson, 34, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his brain and lungs, said he was hopeful of recovery after surgery and chemotherapy.

"We've all been through so much and to get the news from the doctors that the cancer is going from me is fantastic," he told The Sun newspaper.

"I'm not out of the woods yet, though this is my brightest day for a long time.